Kathmandu, August 22:
A three-day fifth national general convention of Nepal Workersâ€™ and Peasantsâ€™ Party (NWPP) kicked off in Kathmandu today.
Earlier, NWPP organised a rally in which thousands of people of Bhaktapur participated. After passing through main thoroughfares of the city, the rally converged into a gathering on the premises of National Academy.
Inaugurating the national convention, Narayan Man Bijukchhe, president of NWPP, said the nation should be made self-dependent.
He said the dependency of Nepal on aid and relief from international communities has to be changed. â€œWe should be capable of providing relief and support victims of natural disasters,â€ he said.
The goal of national development cannot be achieved without advancement in the field of field of science and technology, he said.
â€œEvery party is opting for the Ministry of Defence, but none is interested in handling the Ministry of Science and Technology as well as education,â€ he said, adding, â€œ The budget for science, technology and education sector has to be increased.â€
Altogether 200 party members from 35 districts have arrived in Kathmandu to participate in the general convention. The party will have a closed session tomorrow. The election of the executive committee will be held on Sunday. The committee will have a tenure of five years.